Malpighian layer

noun Anatomy.

the deep, germinative layer of the epidermis.

Origin of Malpighian layer

First recorded in 1875–80 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for malpighian layer

Malpighian layer


anatomy the innermost layer of the epidermis
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Medicine definitions for malpighian layer

Malpighian layer


The basal layer of the epidermis and the prickle cell layer considered as one unit.germinative layer

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